How Pro-Life Activists Are Reacting to the Supreme Court’s Latest Abortion Decision

Slate’s Ruth Graham writes, “On Monday, abortion rights activists celebrated as the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have shut down two of the state’s three abortion clinics.” Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Court’s liberal justices in the 5-4 decision. Graham writes, “The institutional anti-abortion movement has spent years instructing people with anti-abortion convictions to ‘vote pro-life.’ In presidential elections, this means voting for the candidate who will install federal judges seen as friendly to their cause. What does it say about that strategy that a Republican-nominated justice has handed their movement a major defeat?” The social conservatives she interviewed were divided on a path forward.

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